The song that has brought hope to so many was written in mere minutes by Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe. But according to Faith Films Network, the lyrics took a lifetime for Bart to craft.
Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. An active imagination and love of music provided escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football hoping to connect with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury, and the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential in him, set Bart on a musical pathway.
Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe —named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a music industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.
Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms’ Night Out, and Woodlawn), I Can Only Imagine stars J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, with Cloris Leachman and Dennis Quaid.
I Can Only Imagine is available for showing in your church. To find out more, visit http://faithfilmsnetwork.com/i-can-only-imagine/.
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